Jane Austen Investigates

The Burglar's Ball


ISBN: 9781782643456 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9781782643456

Publication date: October 22, 2021

Format: Paperback

Extent: 192 pages

Dimensions: 198mm(length) 130mm(width)

Series: Jane Austen Investigates

Imprint: Lion Fiction

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A young Jane Austen takes on the role of detective as she seeks to solve the mysterious happenings at the Abbey House School.

When the headteacher from their old boarding school invites her past favourite pupil, Cassandra, to attend their end of term prom, Cassandra requests that her younger sister, Jane, comes along too. The Austen sisters are plunged into the feverish excitement of preparing for the biggest event of the year – the dresses, the dances and the boys expected from the neighbouring school. Feeling rather excluded, sharp-witted Jane unearths the reason for the fuss – the headteacher wants to impress a rich family returning from India as the school is at risk of going bankrupt. A diamond-encrusted headband stolen minutes before the ball begins, starts Jane on a quest to uncover the culprit and save a friend from false accusations. With the ever-present Austen spirit, Jane with notebook in hand, boldly overcomes the obstacles to finding the truth and expose the secrets.

Meet the author: Julia Golding

Multi-award winning author Julia Golding

Julia Golding is a multi-award winning children’s author who has been awarded both the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize. A former British diplomat and Oxfam policy adviser, Golding also has a doctorate in English Literature from Oxford University, and was writer-in-residence at the Royal Institution in 2019. An avid Jane Austen fan, her Jane Austen-themed podcast ‘What Would Jane Do?’ offers a 19th century take on modern life. Golding is the successful author of The Curious Science Quest series, The Tigers in the Tower andJane Austen Investigates.

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